Russian News Anchor: Gay Hearts Should Be Burned

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com August 11 2013 12:44 PM ET

The anchor of Russia's most popular news program appeared on a competing, Kremlin-controlled show to air his personal views on gay people and they were horrible.

Speaking on Russia 1, which is influenced by the Russian government, Dmitry Kiselyov said Russia's law against "gay propaganda" doesn't go far enough.

"I think that just imposing fines on gays for homosexual propaganda among teenagers is not enough. They should be banned from donating blood, sperm. And their hearts, in case of the automobile accident, should be buried in the ground or burned as unsuitable for the continuation of life."

Kiselyov's comments received wide applause; watch below and read more here. Kiselyov is the host of Vesti, the nation's most popular news show.